New Baby? Baby Bear is Here!

Could there be anything cuter than a new baby? I think not. So when a good friend of mine welcomed a new granddaughter, I looked for the cutest stamp set I had. There was some competition! But, I settled on Baby Bear. Baby Bear stamp set, new baby card, Oh My Stars embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Didn’t I tell you! The bear is just too cute.

This month I am again participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Change in Life Circumstances” So, since I needed a new baby card, I went with that!

If my card is one of the top vote getters, I will be participating in a Blog Hop. I’d love it if you would vote for my card. Follow this link  to vote for me. You’ll also get to see lots of other terrific cards. To vote, just click on the picture of my card. In the upper right hand side, you should see a heart – click there. Thanks so much.

(Note: voting starts Wednesday at 5 PM EST.)

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights,

Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

This card was really fun to make. The bear is a three step stamping image. I stamped first with Sahara Sand ink, then Crumb Cake ink then finally, Chocolate Chip ink. The stamps are numbered to make it easy. Start with the lightest color and move to darker. Easy peasey. There is a little peek of some Powder Pink Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack behind the embossed Fresh Fig piece. The Powder Pink bow just screamed little girl and the Glitter Enamel Dot just added a touch of glimmer and glitz.

Supply List for Baby Bear Card:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will go over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card.

Dianne

Painted Harvest Premier Posting

Can you wait? Tomorrow you can begin ordering from the new Holiday Catalog. Today I am featuring one of the stamp sets from that catalog, Painted Harvest. It’s my first time using it and I LOVE IT! What’s not to love? It’s fall, it’s two step-stamping, it could also be spring. Heck, I could probably make a Christmas poinsettia with it! (I’ll get back to you about that.)

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Painted Harvest Card – Is it Triple Time or Two Step?

Well, it’s both. The technique for stamping is two step. First, I stamped the background part of the flower in a light color, in this case, So Saffron. Then the next layer of the flower, slightly smaller, I stamped in a darker color, Cajun Craze.  Finally, there was also a third part, the center of the flower, which I stamped in Soft Suede.

The layout of the card is actually described as triple time. Here’s how that goes.

  • First, cut three layers of the card stock you will be stamping on in graduated sizes. (Suggested measurements at the end of this post.)
  • Use some temporary adhesive to center one on the other.
  • Stamp the flowers so that they overlap one of the pieces of card stock. Don’t worry that there are some missing areas near the edges.
  • Next, cut card base and then two other layers in sizes to mat the pieces of stamped card stock.
  • Assemble. Now do you see why you didn’t need to worry about the edges?

Confession time. When I stamped the leaves on the front of the card, I didn’t realize that the leaf was also a two step stamp. (Obviously, it doesn’t HAVE to be.) On the inside I stamped first with the solid image in Old Olive but stamped off first for a lighter image then stamped the second leaf on top – no stamping off.

Painted Harvest stamp set, two step stamping, triple time stamping, congratulations card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The Most Important Thing!

How could I have nearly forgotten? The reason I created this card! One of my wonderful down line, Jenna, has recently been appointed to be Assistant Principal at one of our local school. She is such a wonderful person – so supportive and kind to everyone. I know she must be a terrific administrator and will be wonderful in her new position. Congrats Jenna. We are so proud of you!

Supply List for Painted Harvest Card:

The Painted Harvest stamp set also comes in a bundle with an adorable leaf punch. (You’ll see that in action next week.) So, you know what I’m going to say…. BUY THE BUNDLE! You will save 10% and be 100% happy!

 

Remember, all you need to do is click on any of the item images above and you will be taken directly to my 24-7 on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your day!

Dianne

Measurements for Triple-Time Stamping

Very Vanilla (or Whisper White, your choice):

  • 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • 2 3/4″ x 3 1/3″

Background mats:

  • 5 1/” x 8 1/2″ (card base)
  • 4″ x 4 1/2″
  • 3″ x 3 1/2″

 

Oh So Eclectic Wedding Wishes

Yes, I am featuring the Oh So Eclectic stamp set again. I just can’t help myself. We made a card something like this is my classes this month and I tweaked it just a bit to create a wedding (or anniversary) card for the Global Design Project Theme Challenge.

Oh, so eclectic stamp set, Embossing Paste, Pretty Label Punch, GDP#099

GDP#099

Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Wedding Card:

As much as I love playing with the stamp set, I think the part of the card that was the most fun, was using the Embossing Paste. I created a mask using one of the Thinlits from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and some Window Sheet. Then used it just like I would any other mask. The flowers were stamped in two steps, first the solid flower image where I used Sweet Sugarplum ink, then the details image with Berry Burst ink. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella. The “Marriage is a journey” sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I love the sentiment for the inside from that set as well.

Oh, so eclectic stamp set, Embossing Paste, Pretty Label Punch, GDP#099

 

Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Wedding Card:

Good news, the Oh So Eclectic stamp set comes in both clear mount and wood. Even more good news, it is available as part of a bundle with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. BUY and SAVE.

 

Hope you are having a great day!

Thanks for looking at my blog today.

Dianne

Blooms & Wishes for Wedding

Well, I know it’s not wedding season, but people do get married all year round. In my quest to have on hand some cards for various occasions, I made several wedding cards. I used the Blooms & Wishes stamp set. What a great set. It has both sentiments and lots of two step stamps. It turns out that it was the perfect card for me to show some other ways to CASE a card. So, in addition to showing you a card I’ve cased, I have a video for you!

As you will see in the video, I CASED one of my own cards. The stamp set I used with the original card has retired so I used another set, Blooms & Wishes. I also changed the colors.

Here’s a picture of the finished card, new version.Blooms & Wishes CASE card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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Remember, make sure you use a Stampin’ Pierce Mat when you are using Photopolymer stamps. It adds an extra layer of cushion and assures that your stamped images will be clean and crisp.

 

Hope you have enjoyed the video. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Dianne

 

Blog Hop – Layering Love Baby Card!

Hello, Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of this Hop. The theme for the hop is Baby. When you visit the other blogs, (the links are below) you will see lots of great cards and projects.

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Design Notes for Layering Love Baby Card:

I love this sentiment. What’s a better little thing than a baby? I love the Berry Burst and Pink Powder combination. I cut out each of the two step stamping flowers. Most are placed under the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlay and  one off to one corner of the heart. The card is really pretty simple but, I think lovely! A nice way to welcome a new baby.

Here’s a peek at the inside. Notice, I added one of the little flowers on the inside. I’ll add a flower to the envelope before I send it off.

Baby Card, inside, Milestone Moments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here are link for the other blogs in this hop. Be sure to stop and see them. I know you will be amazed!

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Thanks,

Dianne